Eligible items can be dispensed directly from a patient’s NRMC (National Residential Medication Chart) without a separate prescription.

Ensure that the patient is recorded as a resident a Nursing Home and that the RACF ID for the nursing home has been entered.


Dispensing a standard NRMC prescription

1. From the Dispense form, select the RACF patient.

 When you select a patient who is a resident at an RACF that is set up to use NRMC, the dispensing screen changes to enable dispensing from an NRMC:

  • The Chart Date textbox is displayed. This textbox is empty, by default.
  • The RACF ID textbox is populated with the RACF ID of the patient’s nursing home.

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2. In the Chart Date textbox, enter the NRMC’s chart date, in DD/MM/YYYY format, then press [Tab]

Many of the standard fields on the Dispense form are not required when dispensing from an NRMC and are disabled.

3. In the Rx Date textbox, enter the start date of the item you are dispensing, and then press [Tab].

4. In the Drug field, enter the required drug details and press [Tab] to search.

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5. Select the correct drug

6. Dispense the prescription, following the standard Minfos procedure.


Dispensing a Streamlined Authority NRMC prescription

1. From the Dispense form, select the RACF patient.

2. In the Chart Date textbox, enter the NRMC’s chart date, in DD/MM/YYYY format, then press [Tab].

3. In the Drug field, search and select a streamlined authority drug.

4. Dispense the prescription, following the standard Minfos procedure.

5. Press [Enter] or click Okay to save and process the script

6. Enter the Streamlined Authority code from the NRMC

7. Complete dispensing

Minfos does not prompt for an Authority Prescription Number for NRMC streamlined scripts. This is auto-generated by Minfos and provided as part of the claim to PBS Online.


Dispensing a non-streamlined Authority NRMC prescription

1. From the Dispense form, select the RACF patient.

2. In the Chart Date textbox, enter the NRMC’s chart date, in DD/MM/YYYY format, then press [Tab].

3. In the Drug field, search and select the authority drug that is eligible to be dispensed from an NRMC.

4. Dispense the prescription, following the standard Minfos procedure.

5. Press [Enter] or click Okay to save and process the script.

6. Enter the Authority Number from the NRMC.

7. Complete dispensing.

Dispensing a non-NRMC prescription to an NRMC patient

1. From the Dispense form, select the RACF patient.

2. Leave the Chart Date textbox empty.

3. In the Rx Date textbox, enter the prescription date of the item you are dispensing, and then press [Tab]. 

4. Complete dispensing.